No, not the Finnieston Quarter. The cafe at le Jardin de Luxembourg ...  

No, not the Finnieston Quarter. The cafe at le Jardin de Luxembourg ...


You won't see many recipes here, but you will read about food (and drink). Which are among the most happening things in Scotland right now.

This is simply a forum on which I've posted some of my published food journalism, and I hope it reflects Scotland's renaissant food and drink scene - from its most progessive (and regressive) food policies, chefs, educators, restaurateurs, producers, craft distillers and brewers, farmers, foragers, food assemblies, food banks and markets.

There's also a blog, where I report and reflect on current issues.

As a journalist I've been covering developments in food and drink for over 25 years, variously as a magazine editor, deputy editor; newspaper commissioning features editor, women's editor, senior feature writer; freelance contributor, broadcaster and interviewer. After a year in France I started with the BBC and Robert Maxwell in London before returning to Scotland. I've been a staffer with various publishing houses and spent 19 years at The Herald.  I was restaurant critic of Scottish Field magazine for 5 years. I chair and take part in debates and events, most recently at the The Edinburgh International Book Festival, Aye Write!, Scotland's Foodscape (organised by Queen Margaret University), Taste The Wild food festival Mallaig, the Ballantrae Food Festival. I've chaired book sessions with Flora Sheddon, Ella Mills and Sumayya Usmani, and judged the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence and the North East Food and Drink Awards. Next up is a discussion with MasterChef the Professionals champ Gary Maclean at the Stirling Highland Games' Foodie Festival.

I'm a member of the Guild of Food Writers and a lifelong member of the NUJ.

To commission me to write, or to comment/contribute, please contact me. I'm also on Twitter @catedvinewriter and Instagram @cate.devine